Thursday, 1 April 2010

It's Mini Catty Day

Third time lucky I hope - I keep accidentally hitting "enter" too soon and posting this before it's complete. So... deep breath...

Spring has sprung, der grass has riz, I wonder where dem boidies is?

Dem little boids is all over the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue, which goes live today! If you love birds, you’ll go wild – even if you don’t love bird images, there’s loads in there to excite you!

Click here to view the gorgeous new catalogue – and to get your hands on your own paper copy, don’t forget to come along to my Mini Catty launch on Saturday, 24th April, 9.30am-noon. It’s a drop-in session and only costs £2.50 for your Make and Takes and refreshments. You’ll get a Mini catty to take home and cherish.

So, onto this card –which just looks like an ordinary card until you scroll down to see the inside! I love these new papers – they’re available in a Paper Stack, which is £19.50 for 48 sheets – two each of 24 double-sided designs. That works out at a very reasonable 40.6p per sheet.

Here’s how to make the card...

Start with a 12x5" piece of Old Olive cardstock. Score along the width every 3" to create a concertina.

Cover each panel with DSP - you can do the centre two as one piece but be sure only to apply adhesive around the edges, not anywhere near the centre crease. The reason will become apparent!

Flatten it out and then, across the two centre panels, measure 1" in from each edge. Cut along the top and bottom line and score along the side lines to create a pop-out panel. If you've applied adhesive as described, the centre piece of DSP should come away.

Cut a 4"x 3" piece of constrasting DSP or cardstock and cover the centre panel. Or leave it as Old Olive, if you prefer. It will certainly make it easier to fold.

The centre piece now pushes back and you can decorate. To close it as shown in the first image, you need to push the centre piece forwards again. Sounds simple but it took me about half an hour to work that out. Doh!

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sweet Pea Stack
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Word Window Punch, Bird Punch, Rich Regals brads, Chocolate Chip marker

All products by Stampin' Up! ®


  1. wow thats lovely Helen, very pretty and i love the colours!

  2. Wow, gorgeous! Knew you'd sort it!!


  3. Your pop-up scene is lovely !

  4. Oh, very clever. Can't beat old olive, either!

  5. What a gorgeous card! I think I may ba CASEing this when my new goodies arrive - TFS!


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